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Rodent control for Fort Worth properties can be a difficult task, but not impossible. Understanding area rodents and implementing prevention tips can help keep rodents away from your property for good.

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Common Area Rodents

Several area rodents may invade your home or business, such as mice, rats, and, occasionally, squirrels. These pests can be dangerous once they enter Fort Worth properties due to the destruction they cause by gnawing, scratching, and biting. They can also contaminate food storage or supplies with their urine and feces and spread diseases like hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonella. Plus, if a rodent is seen in your business, you will likely lose your reputation with customers.


Rodents have a long history of dependency on the environments of humans – this pest has evolved to live alongside and find water, food, and shelter quickly from areas around humans. A significant reason why rodents invade homes and businesses is that they are searching for these essentials. 


A rodent can enter your home and business through any gap, crack, or hole in foundations, windows, or doors. Rats and mice specifically can squeeze through holes as small as a regular pen, which makes thorough inspection and sealing of all entry points necessary.

Prevent Rodent Infestation

There are several prevention tips that you can follow to keep rodents out of your home or business:

  • Check around your home or business for all potential entry points. Seal up every crack or gap you encounter, and consider replacing a broken window or door screen and damaged weather stripping. You may also want to invest in a chimney cap. This will prevent rodents from entering your home in the first place.
  • Ongoing professional assistance and inspections of your home and business can help put a stop to major rodent infestations before they start and keep your Fort Worth property rodent-free. All-Safe Pest & Termite will be able to provide you with safe, targeted services.
  • Clear clutter out of your home or business and maintain a neat environment. This includes sealing up food waste and other trash tightly, cleaning up food or liquid spills as soon as possible, and ensure leftover food is stored correctly. These actions can reduce hiding places for rodents and eliminate the aromas that attract them to your property in the first place.
  • Remove yard debris and keep the grass in your yard cut low. This will prevent rodents from hiding out around your property. You may also want to cut back trees and bushes, especially ones that hang over your home or business, to prevent rodents from entering via the roof.
  • Inspect inside and outside of your property for any areas of moisture or leaks and seal up areas accordingly. Moisture is a significant attractor for rodents looking for a safe, dependable place to settle down.

Safe, Effective Rodent Removal

Because rodents tend to hide out in the hard-to-reach areas of your home, it can be challenging to eliminate the entire infestation by yourself, not to mention the danger that comes from interacting directly with rodents. 


The safest, most effective way to get rid of rodents is to contact All-Safe Pest & Termite professionals. We can evaluate your problem and provide targeted solutions so your home or business stays rodent-free utilizing effective and eco-friendly products. Call us today for a free estimate. 

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